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Expected state Senate prez backs Latvala

Mike Haridopolos, expected to be the next Florida Senate president, has endorsed Republican Jack Latvala for the District 16 race in 2010. Latvala, a former state senator and the only GOP candidate to replace Sen. Charlie Justice, is trying to lock down Republican support early in the Pinellas-Hillsborough district.

"He was the driving force to end the water wars in the Tampa Bay area, he was a champion for the environment, and he was a true leader in the area of education," Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, said in a Latvala news release.

"I worked with Jack Latvala and saw firsthand how hard he worked for the people he represented and how effective an advocate he was on the issues he thought we were important to the people of Florida. He earned widespread respect from those in both parties with whom he came into contact. I look forward to serving with Jack Latvala in the Florida Senate.”

David DeCamp, Times Staff Writer

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:58am]

    

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